Student Opportunities


  • 16/17 Season Internships (Sept-May) at Aurora Theatre – Berkeley, CA 

Starting this fall, Aurora Theatre Company is offering 4 part-time unpaid internships to college students. These positions require a commitment of 6-8 hours per week. Click the links for complete descriptions. For more information on the company, please visit the website. If interested, please follow the instructions in the PDF from and submit cover letter and resume to

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  • Steppenwolf Classes West – hosted at CSU Long Beach
    Steppenwolf Classes West’s two-week intensive offers professional and aspiring professional theatre artists a unique opportunity to train in an ensemble. The Intensive is built on a core curriculum of Viewpoints, improvisation, and scene study, with master class sessions and guest artist seminars. Classes are taught by Steppenwolf Classes West faculty and award-winning guest artists and teachers. Actors who are currently undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals, are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be 18 years or older. The 2016 Intensive runs JULY 30 – AUGUST 14. Classes are held on the campus of CSU Long Beach.
    An audition is required – auditions will be SATURDAY, JUNE 11th. (Out of state applicants can submit a self-taped audition). This year’s faculty includes: Alexandra Billings, Jeff Perry (founding member of Steppenwolf Theatre, The School at Steppenwolf, & Steppenwolf Classes West), Eric Hunicutt, Kim Rubinstein, Christopher Shaw, Linda Lowy, and additional teachers TBA. Housing is NOT provided. All students are responsible for their lodging. Tuition for the full two weeks is $1500.00
  • Explore China for free with Gotoco – applications closing soon
    Gotoco provides university students from all over the world with the chance to volunteer at summer camps across China and earn their TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate. Teach English, learn Mandarin and get to grips with the local culture all absolutely free of charge. We provide free accommodation and meals at your schools, and even offer free accommodation for a week in Yangshuo, one of the most beautiful places in China, at the end of your camp. The camps range in length from two weeks to two months between early June and early September. Learn all about China’s culture while earning your very own TEFL certificate and exploring some of the most exciting parts of the world. No prior knowledge of Mandarin is required.Your time in China with us will help both your personal and professional development. Learn about how people work in a foreign environment, learn invaluable leadership skills, develop new skills like calligraphy and work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Previous volunteers have gone on to use their TEFL certificates to get jobs all over the world, while others have found their experiences in China have helped them secure great jobs after graduation. Employers the world over are desperate for students with China experience as the world’s second largest economy becomes increasingly influential in all aspects of world politics and business. Join us for an unforgettable summer! Go to or for more information or email (Head of US Recruitment)
  • ODC Adult Summer Workshop: House Method/Dance as Truth Telling – 1 week intensive with Nicole Klaymoon 
    In this dynamic, 5-day intensive, each session will begin with a high-energy house method technique class that includes house footwork, improvisation, and innovative choreography. Then dive into the creative laboratory to explore the core inquiries that drive your individual dance-making practice. This workshop is rooted in a reverence for each individual’s untamed and distinctive artistic expression and will emphasize the cipher (free-style circle) to initiate the raw energy of street dance culture.  Each class will begin with a high-energy house method technique class that includes foundational house footwork, improvisation, and innovative choreography (that incorporates house, classic hip hop, modern, waacking, and other social street dance traditions).  The creative laboratory component offers pathways and inventive maps to support students in honing the core inquiries that drive their individual dance-making practice. July 18-22, 2016, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30pm. REGISTER TODAY
    $250.00 Full Series
    $225.00 Dancers’ Group Member Discount* for more information click here
  • Drop Your City Armor – Dos Rios, California
    • 5 days of classes with Sara Shelton Mann and Abby Crain, joined by guest artist Jesse Hewit. Hosted on a spacious property near the town of Dos Rios, the land offers the peace and solace of deep rural Northern California. It also provides a beautiful converted hay barn dance studio, a main house, ample camping and access to large spring fed swimming holes in the Eel river. During the retreat, nutritious, omnivorous fare will be prepared daily for participants by the wonderful Leslie Castellano. Dos Rios is located 3 hrs north of SF. Carpooling can be arranged among participants. For more information and to register contact Kristen Greco at or by phone at 510-206-5198
    • FEE: $450 – Includes meals, class and camping
      Late registration after May 15th: $550
      $150 deposit holds your spot and is non refundable. Balance is due June 1st.
  • Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company – Israel

    • This summer, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, is opening its doors to students from around the world for a truly exceptional intensive dance program. Our 2-week, 4-week, and 6-week programs offer participants a chance to study with a number of leading choreographers and dance teachers. There is a strong focus on KCDC’s repertoire and movement language, and students will also have an opportunity to explore additional exciting repertoire, technique and approaches. You can also find information regarding dates, prices, accommodation, scheduling and booking details here.
  • Last Call for Summer at LAMDA
    • If anyone is interested in spending the summer in London, there are limited places available on LAMDA’s 2016 Short Courses – including our flagship 4-week and 8-week summer Shakespeare intensives. Offering a rigorous burst of British Conservatoire training, a summer course could be a perfect supplement to their current training. We are also accepting applications for our Semester Diploma in Classical Acting for those actors keen to study abroad in the Fall or Spring. Full details of all LAMDA courses and how to apply can be found at
  • College of Natural Resources – UC Berkeley
    • The College of Natural Resources is looking for a summer work study student. The position would involve office help in our college and assistance with college-wide events- open to students not declared in CNR. As of now, we don’t have an official job code, so students can inquire by sending an email to
  • Sacred Sites International Foundation Seeks Summer Volunteer Interns – Berkeley, CA

    • Sacred Sites International, located in Berkeley, is a non-profit preservation advocacy organization, founded in 1990, that works to educate the public about the importance of protecting sacred places. The all-volunteer organization is seeking interns for this summer. Our work involves the preservation of both natural and built sacred places and their associated traditional cultures. We support indigenous groups and preservation coalitions around the world working to protect endangered sacred places.
    • Website Content Development
      • What we are looking for: A student to write new content to our new website and post it on WordPress – the program used to create the website.
      • Requirements: Good writing, research and organizational skills along with an interest in global cultures. We are also looking for individuals with the ability to communicate clearly, work independently and complete assignments in a timely manner. Familiarity with WordPress a plus.
      • How to Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a resume and a complete writing sample. This can be a class paper or a personal essay. We like to meet our prospective interns in person for an initial interview. Much of the work can be done independently with periodic check-ins. We provide individual attention and good letters of recommendation for a job done well.
      • Please contact: Nancy & Leonard Becker, Co-Founders at
      • Please send a letter of interest, a resume and a complete writing sample, along with your summer availability.
  • American Dance Festival – Durham, NC
    • The Six Week School for dancers 16 and up is still accepting applications. Also, The Three Week School for Pre-Professional Dancers is still accepting applications. A limited number of slots are left. Apply as soon as possible to guarantee your place at ADF this summer! Notification of acceptance will be sent within a week of receiving your application.
  • Marketing Professional Assistantship in Publications at Sacramento Music Circus – Sacramento, CA
    • The Professional Assistant Program is designed for advanced theatre students interested in theatre administration careers. California Musical Theatre’s Academy provides practical experiences in the presentation and production of quality musical theatre.  Professional Assistants have the opportunity to enhance their practical knowledge and skills through close interaction with Music Circus’ staff.  We are looking for mature, self-reliant, articulate students who are able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Professional Assistants, who are encouraged to achieve as many career-building goals and objectives as possible, have the opportunity to gain both practical experience and professional contacts through the program. In addition, participants gain further insight into the art of musical theatre with weekly scheduled presentations by guest artists from the Music Circus season.
      2016 Professional Assistantships run May through August. $40 per day stipend.
  • Become a Dance Diplomat – Panama
    • Travel, teach, and serve through dance in Panama this July with Movement Exchange! You will be accompanied by dance diplomats from across the country, chapter alumni, and the founder of Movement Exchange. The program donation is $1350 for students and $1550 for non-students. Bring a friend and you both get 10% off! Apply here today to reserve your spot because space is limited. Deadline to apply is April 23.
  • The Bay Area Playwrights Festival – San Francisco, CA
    • Playwrights Foundation is looking for ambitious, savvy, and resourceful production interns for the upcoming 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival in San Francisco. Tasks include, but are not limited to: assisting on productions, planning special events, coordinating and collaborating with festival participants, development, front of house, and database management. Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, a fine attention to detail, and an outgoing personality. A background in theater is preferred. Hours: 15-20 hours/week. Duration: Mid-May through Mid-August 2016. Each internship/fellowship now comes with a $300 stipend. Other perks include: tickets to all Playwrights Foundation Events, recommendation letters (upon request), and college credit per university guidelines. Location: Playwrights Foundation Offices and Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco.
    • To apply, please have them send a cover letter and resume to Mary Jo Price at:
  • Summer Internship at Creative Capital – New York, NY
    • Spread the word: Creative Capital is seeking applicants for a number of paid internships. The interns will have a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff.  Based on their training and interests, interns will work in one of Creative Capital’s administrative areas:
      • Artist Services
      • Communications
      • Finance and Administration
      • Technical Services
      • Professional Development Program
      In addition to their weekly departmental duties, interns will attend weekly seminars with senior staff to learn more about the entire organization. All interns will also be invited to participate in the 2016 Artist Retreat, a week-long gathering of artists, arts industry leaders, colleagues and staff at EMPAC in Troy, New York.
  • Axis Dance Company Summer Intensive & Physically Integrated Dance Teacher Training – Oakland, CA

    • August 1-10, 2016 10 am-5 pm with evening events TBD. Led by AXIS Dance Company Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers
    • Join us for an unparalleled dance experience with AXIS Dance Company.  Learn new skills in three different modules derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography and performance.  This year, our specialized teacher training for dance teachers and experienced artists will expand from two to three days.  The Teacher Training module is geared towards professionals wanting to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities.
  • 2016 Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshop
    • June 24-28. Spanish historical dance expert, Ana Yepes, a native of Madrid, will teach a survey of Spanish court dances from the 16th century through the 18th century, including excerpts from Discursos sobre el Arte del Danzado by Esquivel Navarro, 1642; the Libro de danzar by Juan Antonio Jaque, 17th century; Memoria de las Danças by Francesc Olivelles, 1701; Chorégraphie y figurativa y demonstrativa del arte de danzar en la forma española by Noveli,1708 and Explicación del danzar a la Española by Pablo Minguet, 1740. The works by Olivelles and Noveli mentioned above ARE NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. The “Códice Martinez Compañón” manuscript of the 18th century, found in Cuzco, Peru will also be explored. Learn more and register.
  • Fund for the Public Interest
    • Fund for the Public Interest is a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations, like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water, just to name a few. You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action. Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.Salary: $4,500-$6,500
    • We will be holding information sessions and interviews on campus on Tuesday 4/5 and Wednesday 4/6. To learn more or apply, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).
  • David Dorfman Dance – New London, CT
    • Register now for DDD Summer Intensive at Connecticut College, July 1-July 6. Join David Dorfman Dance this July, as we teach, create, and dance together during our Connecticut College Intensive. The Summer Intensive is open admission and will focus on Intermediate and Advanced level dancers, though all levels are encouraged to register.
      • Sit in on DDD rehearsals after classes.
      • Use the studio space for your own creative and technical work at night.
      • Dormitory and dining hall bonding time with other dancers.
      • Relaxed interaction with company members.
      • You’re near the water in the summer!Share your own work, new or old.
  • Upward Bound – Berkeley
    • Summer Faculty for the Upward Bound/UB Math-Science Summer Program create and implement engaging and academically rigorous math, science or humanities-based courses—lasting six weeks for low-income, first-generation-to-college high school students. Class sizes are small (15-20 students) and are taught on the UC Berkeley campus. Salary: $3,600-$4,200
    • UC Berkeley Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) Programs are federally funded educational outreach programs serving high school students who are low-income and first-generation-to-college (LIFG). The UB/UBMS Summer Residential Program provides a select group of nearly 120 students from California, Hawaii and Nevada the opportunity to live in student dormitories and take classes on the UC Berkeley Campus. Students also engage in exciting enrichment activities, academic and college-preparation workshops, and academic field trips.
  • UCB’s Center for Ethnographic Research – Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – Berkeley

    • July 7 – August 11, 2016.
    • The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.  The CER Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods. The topics in the seminars include the following:
      • The Logic and Practice of Qualitative Research Design
      • Participant Observation
      • In-Depth Interviewing
      • Qualitative Data Analysis

      In addition to these weekly seminars, participants receive regular feedback on research project development and design.  Mentors also offer supplemental information sessions on graduate school and graduate school application preparation.

    • Review of applications will begin April 4, 2016. Applications received after April 4 will be considered if space is available.
  • SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE: Robert Moses & project agora – San Francisco

    • June 6-10. This unique collaborative workshop between project agora and Robert Moses’ Kin gives intermediate and advanced dancers the opportunity to participate in the creation of a new work while experiencing the distinctive repertories of these important dance companies. Each day begins with technique class taught in rotation by Robert Moses, Kara Davis and Bliss Kohlmyer.  The rest of the day will be spent in exploration of existing repertory material from each company as well the collaborative creation of new material.  Attendees will be given tools to disrupt habitual tendencies, allow new ideas to emerge, and deepen creative connectivity with one another.  The week culminates with an open showing on Friday, June 10.
      • WHERE:  Studio 200, 301 8th Street (@ Folsom)
      • WHEN:  10 am – 4 pm daily
      • COST: $375 for the entire week if paid on or by April 1; $400 if paid on or after April 2
        *  Drop-ins welcome for the technique portion of the day only: 10:00-11:30 am / $25
  • SF Shakes – Bay Area
    • SF Shakes is seeking Teaching Artists and Camp Coordinators for their Shakespeare Summer Camps.  The popular two week camps run from Mid-June to Mid-August throughout the Bay Area (SF, East Bay, South Bay).  We are seeking theatre artists who are passionate about teaching kids (ages 7-15) and who have a love for Shakespeare’s works. Compensation: $400-$500+ per week depending on experience and availability. Required training on weekend of 6/4/16-6/5/16 in SF.  Email with professional and/or theatre resume.
  • Luna Dance Institute – Bay Area

    • Luna Dance Institute offers a summer internship program for those wanting to gain proficiency working with a non-profit organization in the field of dance education. Interns are expected to have experience interacting with children and following through with administrative tasks. Currently we seek two persons who align with our mission and who are available to work 15-20 hours per week beginning 6/20/16 and ending 8/12/16, for a total of 100-120 hours. Interns receive a stipend and/or the opportunity to participate in a free professional learning course taught by Luna faculty.
    • Luna’s Summer Institute brings six dance teaching artists and six classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs at NO COST to those selected. Join us for a great week of learning this July 22-29 at Mills College followed by a year of coaching and collegial support.
      * School-based teachers & practitioners will learn about the elements of dance and how they enhance learning for children pre-k through high school. They will have opportunities to practice creating dance activities, teach them to peers, and work collectively to address challenges to integrating movement into their comprehensive curricula.
      * Dance teaching artists will learn about child development, contemporary learning theories, dance standards and how to present creative dance with an understanding of today’s classroom.
      * Both groups will work together to support each other’s learning processes and generate strategies for arts advocacy and improving the lives of children.
       For an application contact Nia Womack-Freeman;
      Applications are due April 15th, 2016. Click here for more info.
  • California Musical Theatre
    • Each summer, California Musical Theatre mounts six full scale, professional musical theatre productions, employing hundreds of professional actors, technicians, and artisans. This year’s productions are Legally Blonde, Hello Dolly!, Seussical, Cabaret, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Each summer we offer Internships and Professional Assistant positions to high school and college students looking to gain skills and training, make valuable contacts, and to receive insight into the art and operation of a professional theatre. Application due April 4.
  • Cal Teach – Oakland, CA
    • Cal Teach offers paid summer internships ($12.50 per hour) working with K–12 students at leading Bay Area non-profit organizations. Through these programs, interns work with K–12 students, and sometimes teachers, in summer activities that focus on math, science, and engineering. 2016 Summer opportunities including working at the Oakland Zoo and Lawrence Hall of Science.
  • Dance Place – Washington D.C.
    • Dance Place is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2016 Internship Program. We are seeking college students and recent graduates interested in learning how a thriving dance center operates from the inside out. The experience will enhance participants’ abilities to shape sustainable, creative careers. Interns are selected for specific departments including: technical theater, production, development, arts administration, marketing and youth development. Internships are available with housing provided. The internship would begin May 31st and end August 20th (we can be flexible with end date if applicants are still in school.) The application deadline is March 25th, no later than 6pm! Please send all applications via email to
  • Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford – Statford, CT
    • Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford is a summer theater training and performance program (June 26-Aug 8) that uniquely combines three key elements: Shakespeare study, contemporary ensemble training and repertory performance. In addition to daily ensemble workshops and weekly work-in-progress showings, the ensemble will take master classes with internationally recognized instructors in acting, Shakespeare’s text, Droznin, Lucid Body, voice & speech, clown, Shakespeare scholarship and design, as well as rehearse and perform in two full length Shakespeare productions simultaneously in the final week of the program. This summer’s offerings will be Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard III. Applications to the Summer 2016 season are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is April 1. Two full scholarships will be awarded.
  • Cal Teach – Bay Area, CA
    • Cal Teach is partnering with the Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Oakland Zoo to offer paid summer internships. These internships are open to lower division students and are paid $12.50 an hour. Learn more about each position and how to apply at
  • Cal Shakes – Berkeley, CA
    • The internship program at Cal Shakes seeks to create opportunities for interns to gain practical experience in the areas of arts management, arts education, and theater production. In addition to hands on experience and trainings, Cal Shakes Interns have access to the exciting Bay Area theater scene. Program Benefits include: $100/week travel stipend; free tickets to Cal Shakes Productions; free walk up tickets to other Bay Area Theatrical Productions; opportunities to meet actors and directors at Cal Shakes production Meet and Greets. Find more information and application details at or contact PIP Director Clea Shapiro,
  • Flyaway Productions (Jo Kreiter) – San Francisco, CA
    • Looking for a paid summer intern for their Girlfly Dance and Activism teen program, June 30-July 22. “We want to work with a dance artist who is interested in the intersection of performance and community empowerment. The internship includes administrative, artistic and interpersonal input into the program.”
  • Labor Summer 2016 – Bay Area, CA
    • Labor Summer 2016, a paid summer internship for UC students to learn organizing or research and policy skills for social justice. Two different track options let students work with unions and labor organizations on issues vital to California’s working people.
  • American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive – Austin, TX
    • The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin is looking for Residential Mentors and supervisors to attend the 2016 American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive in Austin TX. Students will have to opportunity to take class with world renowned ABT faculty. A stipend and room and board is provided. Learn more.
  • Hollins University MFA in Dance Program – Roanoke, VA
  • Magic Theatre – San Francisco, CA
    • Magic Theatre’s general summer internship (June through August). The summer intern will work with all regular staff members to keep Magic running, providing support to the Artistic Director, Managing Director, General Manager, Production Manager, and Development staff.


  • NEW 2016-2017 Oakland Ballet Company
    • OBC is seeking male and female dancers with classical, contemporary and partnering training for the 2016-2017 season. Auditions are Sunday, April 24 from 2:30-5:30 pm in San Francisco, CA. Pre-registration required. More information and register
  • Bay Area Children’s Theatre – San Francisco Bay Area
    • Bay Area Children’s Theatre is now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 Apprenticeship Program. We are seeking theatre-makers who are passionate about performing theatre for and working with children. Gain experience performing and understudying our mainstage shows and assistant directing youth musical theatre classes. You also get the opportunity to learn a variety of other types of admin and theatre skills. Auditions: March 13 & 14, 2016. Application Deadline: March 25, 2016. Learn more at our Apprentice website.
  • The American Conservatory Theater – San Francisco, CA
    • Currently accepting applications for 2016-2017 season fellowships. Each fellow’s experience is nurtured and developed with the guidance of a staff mentor, and fellows are encouraged to draw from the diverse resources and collective knowledge of A.C.T.’s resident artists, designers, and administrators. In 2016-2017, we expect to offer fellowships in artistic, costume rentals, costume shop, development, education, graphic design, marketing/public relations, publications, stage management, production management and conservatory. Please visit for full information on how to apply.
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Professional Arts Training Program – Seattle, WA
    • Now accepting applications for 2016-17 internships. Season-long internships are available in the following departments: Artistic Literary, Artistic Casting, Company Management, Costumes, Development, Education, Lighting Design, Marketing and Communications, Production Management, Properties, Scenic Arts (Paint), Stage Management and Technical Direction. Learn more. 
  • Magic Theatre – San Francisco, CA
    • Soliciting applications for full-season apprenticeships in Artistic Direction and Literary Management/New Play Production and internships in Production, Marketing and Development, and Theatre Management. These apprenticeships and internships will begin sometime between June and mid-August 2016 and continue through June 2017.  Learn more about the specific internships.
  • The Walnut Street Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
    • Accepting applications for its 2016-17 Apprentice Program. Applicants are sought in all areas including: Acting, Audience Services, Carpentry, Casting/Literary Management, Costumes, Education/Teaching Artist, Fundraising, General Management, Grants, Marketing, Props, Public Relations, Running Crew/Stage, Scenic Painting, Shop Management, Stage Management/Production Management, Subscriptions and Wigs/Costumes. The program is a full-time commitment with a weekly scholarship of $350, gym membership and free tuition to Theatre School classes.  The term of scholarships vary, but may begin as early as July/August 2016 and will end by June 2017.  Actors must sing and minority performers are especially sought. Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2016 through our on-line application only.  Apply at
  • Berkeley Repertory Theater – Berkeley, CA
    • Accepting applications for 2016-17 fellowships in: Costumes; Lighting/Electrics; Production Management; Properties; Scenic Art; Scenic Construction; Sound; Stage Management; Directing; Company Management; Development/Fundraising; Education; Graphic Design; Marketing/Digital Communications; Literary/Dramaturgy. Fellows are given the opportunity to provide support for the award-winning company’s innovative body of work, while learning alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors, and designers. For more details about the program, visit


  • UCDC – Washington D.C.
    • Intern and Research in Washington DC. UCDC is a UC-sponsored program which sends juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. each semester to participate in prestigious internships and research projects for a full semester of UCB academic credit. Students intern 3-4 days a week and take 2 classes, conducting research on a topic of their choice. All majors are welcome.  Financial aid is transferrable.